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Selena Gomez’s Grandparents Are So Worried About Her That They’re Giving Interviews

Selena Gomez sad GIFWith every day that goes by, we get more proof that something is seriously up with Selena Gomez, and today is no exception. It’s gotten to the point now where her grandparents are giving an interview about her, and if you don’t get why that’s a big deal, I’m about to explain it to you.

Because Selena’s mom, Mandy, was only fifteen when she was born, Selena was raised largely by her grandparents until she was three or four. And even after that point, they were heavily involved in her life and her decisions, actively supporting Selena as she exploded into fame at a young age. But if you read the exclusive interview that Ricardo and Mary Gomez gave to Radar Online, you can tell that that’s definitely not the case anymore, and you know why? Because people who have an open, communicative relationship with their family members don’t go to the press to speak about them.

Basically the entire interview is Selena’s grandparents giving her the kind of advice that they’d offer in a conversation — pleading with her to make sure she’s okay, to take some time off from work, and distance herself from Justin Bieber. They don’t offer any new information, aside from her grandfather confirming that she was indeed diagnosed with lupus a few years ago, as the rumors suggested.

“She’s in treatment. She’s getting along pretty good. What worries [us] more is that she doesn’t know how to say no. She won’t take time for herself to relax, to eat well.”

See that? This isn’t a tell-all interview with admissions of drug use and sordid tales of rehahb, it’s two grandparents trying to get through to their granddaughter with whom they’ve lost contact as her life spirals out of control.

“The doctor was telling her she needs to take some time out. It’s just too much pressure what she’s going through. It’s just too much! She doesn’t have a single day’s break. […] It’s getting to the point with all this pressure…that it’s too much.”

Far from trying to make a quick buck on their famous granddaughter, these two seem to be much more interested in Selena’s health, and having their thoughts and concerns  be heard.

“The sad part is we hardly see her nowadays, just by phone. When we talk on the phone we say, ‘We don’t see you in person but we see you in the news, in the newspaper, the TV… Are you okay?’ She says, ‘Yeah.’”

Kinda makes your heart hurt, doesn’t it?

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  • Alana Vincenza

    I think Demi needs to swoop in and dish out some BFF realness.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    She doesn’t have a single day’s break? I’m curious what she’s doing on all those days I see pictures of her prancing around in a bikini on various global beaches.

  • Mai Linh Phan Le

    Selena Gomez just annoys me nowadays. The whole mystery thing was fun at first but now? I just want to know what’s really going on with her and we can all move on.

    • Michel92

      We don’t really have a right to know what’s going on with her, do we? If she wants to give an interview and cover all the questions, cool. And her grandfather just spilled the beans by saying she has lupus. My guess is that’s something she didn’t want people to know, or else she’d say something.
      Enough already. This girl needs some rest and relaxation. Bieber brings her no happiness or peace, I think he’s ADHD. I think she’s the caretaker type, she worries about him when he’s acting nuts, but doesn’t take care of herself. Always trying to make others happy.
      Let the girl keep what’s left of her privacy and have time to relax and rest. Bieber has brought her so much stress, maybe he’ll stay out of the press with all his fake girlfriends for awhile and give Selena some peace. He’s such a lousy little twerp.

    • CaitSel

      Thank youso much for this. Thank you!

  • Napoleon

    Yeah, I’m sure Selener is working so terribly hard with those jobs that they speak of.

    • Michel92

      You don’t know how hard she works right now, do you? No, you don’t. Lupus can cause exhaustion. This is probably why her doctors told her to slow down and rest up, and maybe why she had to cancel some of her concerts. Or maybe she was just plain burned out from working and having the responsibilities of an adult for so many years.

      I know it would be cool if we were all rich and famous, but we’re not, so get over it. She’s a regular person, too. Cut her some slack.

    • Napoleon

      I think a quick look at her filmography and substantial vacation time can speak for themselves. A celebrity is not a regular person. They have wealth that is exponentially higher than the average person and have some of the most flexible work hours in the American job industry. There are people that work much longer hours with more debilitating illness and don’t have the luxuries Selena Gomez has at her disposal. Spare me your celebrity sympathy.

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